Farewell to Vermont, Heading South Now

As you may or may not know, we left Branbury State Park in Vermont a few days ago where we’ve been campground volunteers since May.

Lake Dunmore and Branbury S.P. (Beach) from Rattlesnake Cliff lookout
Lake Dunmore and Branbury S.P. (Beach) from Rattlesnake Cliff lookout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loon on Sugarhill Reservoir
Loon on Sugarhill Reservoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We met and got to work with a great group of young people at the park and were able to visit often with Aaron (Carl’s son) and his girlfriend, Krystal, who live in Burlington.

 

Branbury S.P. Staff and Darcy
Branbury S.P. Staff and Darcy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun time w/Aaron and Krystal at Aaron's 30th B-day
Fun time w/Aaron and Krystal at Aaron’s 30th B-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We got to take many hikes and see the beautiful fall colors of New England.

Fall foliage
Fall foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also visited Carl’s brother, John, and his wife, Jeanne, in Maine a couple of times.

 

Happy times w/John andJeanne in Maine
Happy times w/John andJeanne in Maine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that we’re finished workcamping for a while, we look forward to being able to explore our way down to Texas for the winter.  We can just take our time without being on any time schedule.  For now our plans are to stop over at Gettysburg and then visit our nation’s capital before it goes to hell in a handbasket on November 8th.  After that, we’ll head over to Kentucky and Tennessee and plan to spend Thanksgiving with Pam’s daughter, Brianne, and her family in Arkansas.  Then we’ll head to Texas and plan to stay there until after February.

Living as long as we did in Vermont we felt like we knew where to shop, eat and take shortcuts through the towns of Middlebury, Brandon and Burlington. The young people at the campground and the family that adopted Darcy were very friendly and made fond memories of the times we spent together.

 

Darcy at Lake Champlain
Darcy at Lake Champlain

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public library in Middlebury was also a great resource as we were able to use the facility for Internet service and DVD rentals.

As we say farewell to Vermont, we know that we will visit the New England area again in the future; but in leaving it behind, we get a strange feeling we’ll not only miss the people we met but we’ll miss the persons we were at that time and place because of the experiences we encountered and enjoyed.  As the saying goes, “To everything there is a season…” and we will continue to enjoy this ride/journey together until the wheels fall off!!!

 

Last view of Mt. Mooselamoo from the park
Last view of Mt. Mooselamoo from the park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain w/the Adirondack mountains
Lake Champlain w/view of the Adirondack mountains

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset on Lake Dunmore
Sunset on Lake Dunmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your interest in our travels and peace, joy and love to you all!

Carl and Pam

 

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